Sabbateanism

Shabbetai Zevi crowned as the Messiah in 1666 then shocked the Jewish world by converting to Islam. The Donmeh (followers of Zevi named Sabbetaens) destroyed the Ottoman Empire from within, created Wahabbism founded Saudia Arabia to secure a Jewish state of Israel. One hundred years later, Jacob Frank (self-proclaimed reincarnation of Zevi) embraced debauchery and then created Freemasonry.

Messiahs of Death

There were numerous Jewish secret societies of Sabbateans (followers of Sabbatai Zevi), known as Donmeh, in Eastern Poland (now Ukraine), particularly in Podolia and Galicia, at the end of the seventeenth century. In expectation of the great Messianic revolution, the members of these societies violated Jewish laws and customs. The cult of the Sabbateans is believed to have included both asceticism and sensuality: some did penance for their sins, subjected themselves to self-inflicted pain, and “mourned for Zion”; others disregarded the strict rules of modesty required by Judaism, and at times were accused of being licentious.

Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab
Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab
Illustration of Sabbatai Tzvi from 1906 (Joods Historisch Museum)
Shabbetai Zevi
Jacob Frank
Jacob Frank

Shabbetai Zevi

The name Shabbetai literally means the planet Saturn, and in Jewish tradition “The reign of Sabbatai”, the highest planet, was often linked to the advent of the Messiah. Zevi's family were Romaniote Jews from Patras; his father, Mordecai, was a poultry dealer in the Morea. During the war between Turkey and Venice, Smyrna became the center of Levantine trade. Mordecai became the Smyrna agent of an English trading house; Sabbatai hance learned about Western millenarian expectations at his father's house. This was said to combine influence of English/Dutch Calvinist millenarianism within the messianic movement that later developed around Zevi's activities. Influenced by Isaac Luria, Zevi Sabbatai studied mysticism and the kabbalah.

During the first half of the 17th century, millenarian ideas of the approach of the Messianic time were popular. They included ideas of the redemption of the Jews and their return to the land of Israel, with independent sovereignty. The apocalyptic year was identified by Christian authors as 1666 and millenarianism was widespread in England. This belief was so prevalent that Manasseh ben Israel, in his letter to Oliver Cromwell and the Rump Parliament, appealed to it as a reason to re-admit Jews into England, saying, “[T]he opinions of many Christians and mine do concur herein, that we both believe that the restoring time of our Nation into their native country is very near at hand.”.

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Sabbatai Zevi “enthroned” as the Jewish Messiah, depiction from Tikkun, Amsterdam, 1666

At age 22 in 1648, Sabbatai started declaring to his followers in Smyrna that he was the true Messianic redeemer. To prove this claim, he started to pronounce the Tetragrammaton, an act which Judaism emphatically prohibited to all but the Jewish high priest in the Temple in Jerusalem on the Day of Atonement. By 1658, he was in Constantinople, where he met a preacher, Abraham Yachini (a disciple of Joseph di Trani), who confirmed Sabbatai's messianic mission. Yachini is said to have forged a manuscript in archaic characters which, he alleged, bore testimony to Sabbatai's Messiahship. It was entitled “The Great Wisdom of Solomon”, and began:

“I, Abraham, was confined in a cave for forty years, and I wondered greatly that the time of miracles did not arrive. Then was heard a voice proclaiming, 'A son will be born in the Hebrew year 5386 [the year 1626 CE] to Mordecai Zevi; and he will be called Shabbethai. He will humble the great dragon; … he, the true Messiah, will sit upon My throne.”.

Vast numbers of Jews in the Jewish diaspora accepted his claims, even after he outwardly became an apostate due to his conversion to Islam in the same year. Sabbatai Zevi's followers, both during his “Messiahship” and after his conversion to Islam, are known as Sabbateans, many live in Turkey as the Donmeh. Much to the shock and chagrin of the Jewish world, Sabbatai appeases the Sultan. He then begins to lay the groundwork restructuring of the world based on universalism and world brotherhood, ruled by an elite of his devoted followers.

Sabbatai was taken from Abydos to Adrianople, where the sultan's vizier gave him three choices; subject himself to a trial of his divinity in the form of a volley of arrows (in which should the archers miss, his divinity would be proven); be impaled; or convert to Islam… On September 16, 1666 (Zevi cast off his Jewish garb, put a Turkish turban on his head and officially abandoned his faith for Islam. Some days after his conversion he wrote to Smyrna: “God has made me an Ishmaelite; He commanded, and it was done. The ninth day of my regeneration”.

Many within Zevi's inner circle followed him into Islam, including his whore wife Sarah and most of his closest relatives and friends. Meanwhile, inside the Ottoman Empire, those followers of Zevi who had converted to Islam but who secretly continued Jewish observances and Brit Mila became known as the Dönme (Turkish: dönme “convert”). There were some internal subdivisions within the sect, according to the geographical locations of the group, and according to whom the leaders of these groups were after the death of Shabbatai Zevi.

The Dönmeh, along with traditional Jews, became powerful political and business leaders in Salonica. It was this core group of Dönmeh, which organized the secret Young Turks, also known as the Committee of Union and Progress, the secularists who deposed Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II in the 1908 revolution, proclaimed the post-Ottoman Republic of Turkey after World War I, and who instituted a campaign that stripped Turkey of much of its Islamic identity after the fall of the Ottomans.

Abdulhamid II was vilified by the Young Turks as a tyrant, but his only real crime appears to have been to refuse to meet Zionist leader Theodore Herzl during a visit to Constantinople in 1901 and reject Zionist and Dönmeh offers of money in return for the Zionists to be granted control of Jerusalem. Sultan Adulhamid II appears to have sealed his fate with the Dönmeh with this statement to his Ottoman court:

“Advise Dr. Herzl not to take any further steps in his project. I cannot give away even a handful of the soil of this land, for it is not my own, it belongs to the entire Islamic nation. The Islamic nation fought jihad for the sake of this land and had watered it with their blood. The Jews may keep their money and millions. If the Islamic Caliphate state is one day destroyed, then they will be able to take Palestine without a price! But while I am alive, I would rather push a sword into my body than see the land of Palestine cut and given away from the Islamic state.”.

After his ouster by Ataturk’s Young Turk Dönmeh in 1908, Abdulhamid II was jailed in the Donmeh citadel of Salonica. He died in Constantinople in 1918, three years after Ibn Saud agreed to a Jewish homeland in Palestine and one year after Lord Balfour deeded Palestine away to the Zionists in his letter to Baron Rothschild. Some texts suggest that the Dönmeh numbered no more than 150,000 and were mainly found in the army, government, and business. However, other experts suggest that the Dönmeh may have represented 1.5 million Turks and were even more powerful than believed by many and extended to every facet of Turkish life.

Ataturk, who was reportedly himself a Dönmeh, ordered that Turks abandon their own Muslim-Arabic names. The name of the first Christian emperor of Rome, Constantine, was erased from the largest Turkish city, Constantinople. The city became Istanbul, after the Ataturk government in 1923 objected to the traditional name. There have been many questions about Ataturk’s own name, since “Mustapha Kemal Ataturk” was a pseudonym. Some historians have suggested that Ataturk adopted his name because he was a descendant of none other than Rabbi Zevi, the self-proclaimed Messiah of the Dönmeh! Ataturk also abolished Turkey’s use of the Arabic script and forced the country to adopt the western alphabet.

In The Forward of January 28, 1994 and in The New York Sun, Hillel Halkin wrote that Ataturk recited the Jewish Shema Yisrael (“Hear O Israel”), saying that it was “my prayer too.”” Halkin wrote in The New York Sun article about an email he received from a Turkish colleague: “I now know — and I haven’t a shred of doubt — that Ataturk’s father’s family was indeed of Jewish stock.” An article in The Forward of May 8, 2007, revealed that Dönmeh dominated Turkish leadership “from the president down, as well as key diplomats… and a great part of Turkey’s military, cultural, academic, economic, and professional elites” kept Turkey out of a World War II alliance with Germany, and deprived Hitler of a Turkish route to the Baku oilfields”.

In his book, The Donme: Jewish Converts, Muslim Revolutionaries and Secular Turks, Professor Marc David Baer wrote that many advanced to exalted positions in the Sufi religious orders. Israel has always been reluctant to describe the Turkish massacre of the Armenians by the Turks in 1915 as “genocide”. It has always been believed that the reason for Israel’s reticence was not to upset Israel’s close military and diplomatic ties with Turkey. However, more evidence is being uncovered that the Armenian Genocide was largely the work of the Dönmeh leadership of the Young Turks. Historians like Ahmed Refik, who served as an intelligence officer in the Ottoman army, averred that it was the aim of the Young Turks to destroy the Armenians, who were mostly Christian.

Jacob Frank

Jacob Joseph Frank (born Jakub Lejbowicz; 1726 – December 10, 1791) was an 18th-century Polish-Jewish religious leader who claimed to be the reincarnation of the self-proclaimed messiah Sabbatai Zevi (1626–1676) and also of the biblical patriarch Jacob. The Jewish authorities in Poland excommunicated Frank and his followers due to his heretical doctrines that included deification of himself as a part of a trinity and other controversial concepts such as neo-Carpocratian “purification through transgression”.

The Sabbateans informed Mikołaj Dembowski, the Catholic Bishop of Kamieniec Podolski, Poland, that they not only rejected but inverted the Talmud and recognized only the sacred book of Kabbalah, the Zohar, which did not contradict the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. They stated that they regarded the Messiah-Deliverer as one of the embodiments of the three divinities. took Frank and his followers (the “Anti-Talmudists”, or "Zoharistic Jews”) under his protection and in 1757 arranged a religious disputation between them and the rabbis of the traditionalist community.

“And if they are truly Christians, they will observe their faith with truth, and not allowwithin their boundary this new unfit Messiah Shabbetai Zevi who came to destroy the Earth.”.

The Anti-Talmudists presented their theses, which began the intense dispute. Dembowski sided in favour of the Frankists and also ordered the burning of all copies of the Talmud in Poland. 10,000 volumes were destroyed. Sabbatean Revelations called for the conversion of Frank and his followers to the Christian religion, which was to be a visible transition stage to the future "das” or religion to be revealed by Frank. In 1759 negotiations looking toward the conversion of the Frankists to Roman Catholicism were being actively carried on with the higher representatives of the Polish Church; at the same time, the Frankists tried to secure another discussion with the rabbis. But a year later, Frank was eventually accused of heresy and was thrown into the Citadel of Czenstokova. Frank lived comfortably at the monastery for 13 years.

Additionally, because many were now “officially” Catholic, they were able to join or form Masonic lodges where they liked to plot and conspire. In particular, the elite Frankist inbred families operated out of the Mason Order of Asiatic Brethren in Vienna. More lodges were opened in Hamburg and Berlin. Even gentile Masonic lodges were very amenable to Jewish converts to Christianity, especially among men of means (crypto-Jew Frankists) who could grease palms and provide sexual favors. This led to a path of infiltration and, of course, compromising control.

“Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven”.

The Sabbatean-Frankists inverted traditional Jewish-Christian values, including the 10 Commandments, restrictions on debauched sexuality, man’s dominion over the environment, etc. Further, given Sabbatean-Frankism’s apocalyptic nature, the modernLeft is riven with irrational destructive impulses. From that debauchery was born the theology of Redemption Through Sin, a complete inversion of the Christian theology of promoting love as the expression to aim for redemption. Inversion is the method of Kabbalah, it is the sophistry they espouse that entraps and thus condemns a weak soul to slavery.

Following the death of Jakob Frank in 1791, his movement fell apart. About a century later, “Neo-Frankism” and related Jewish mysticism became common among Jewish intelligentsia. The following listed infuential intellectuals are all linked to Sabbatean-Frankism:

  1. Communism (Karl Marx))
  2. Sexual depravity (Sigmund Freud)
  3. Corporate Leftism (Edward Bernays)
  4. Multiculturalism (Horace Kallen)
  5. Deconstructivism/Critical Theory (Walter Benjamin)
  6. Frankfurt School (Theodore Adorno)
  7. Radical jurisprudence (Brandeis, Frankfurter, and Cardozo)
  8. Large-scale, non-selective immigration (Israel Zangwill, Emma Lazarus)

Frankism is a distinct system from Sabbateanism (it has less mysticism and more radicalism and is more primed as a political movement). Frank is notable for innovating ideas such as contemporary feminism and Labour Zionism. Notoriously, Frankists engaged in orgies, paedophilia, adultery, wife-swapping, murder, and all manner of sin, ritualistically. Gramsci’s Long March allowed nearly all institutions of the West (religious, political, and corporate) to be taken over by neo-Frankism. The “Frankist Paradigm” is the set of neo-Frankist beliefs that have now metastasized across Western culture. These ideas find resonance in a multicultural society, where animosities brew under the surface and politics becomes a proxy for ethnic warfare.

Sabbatean-Frankists were deeply cynical and relish deception. Frankists were commanded: “a believer must not appear as he really is”. So, instead of saying that they were influenced by Frank, they make up risible hagiography-worthy stories of their profound altruism and humanity (Marx claiming that he was inspired to Communism by seeing unneeded scrap wood not being shared to help keep the German locals warm). The three most significant immigration activists of the Victorian Era: Israel Zangwill, Emma Lazarus, and Horace Kellen, are similarly all linked to Sabbatean-Frankism. They even had a secretive Sabbatean-style Zionist organization where Horace Kallen, Stephen Wise, and Brandeis operated.

Sabbatean-Frankists often held psychotic narcissistic fantasies of the West’s destruction at their hands: Marx’s “Revolution” and Satanic poetry of destruction or Freud fancying himself as Hannibal, conqueror of the West. This obsession with destruction, as an end in itself, stands in contrast to traditional “gentile” Leftism. Unitarian soppose traditional Christian values, yet they do not seem obsessed with destroying all sane, rational order. Sabbatean-Frankists cynically feigned “secular humanism”, but they represent a distinctideology from, say, Robespierre, who sought a form of rational order. Even Marquis deSade is viewed as a satirist by Camille Paglia. But, there is nothing satirical about Freud or Marx.

Sabbatean-Frankists were nearly always Germanic Jews. Germanic Jews comprise atiny portion of global Jewry (even before the Holocaust). As mentioned earlier, modernneo-Frankists often had origins in specific areas historically known for Sabbatean-Frankist activity: Posen, Warsaw, Prague, Vienna, Frankfurt. This regionality strengthens the argument that this is a distinct intellectual movement. Jews were uniquely prone to Frankism. Wealthy, narcissistic, and brilliant, the German elite was embarrassed by their Jewish roots and traditions. Felix Mendhellson was so ashamed of his Jewish background that he played under a Christian name. They sought to forge a new identity for Judaism and to establish dominion over Israel through their Zionist project.

When the Frankists established themselves in 1786 in Offenbach, they were patronized by “unidentified philanthropists” of the Frankfurt community. But during the Frankfurt Masonic Lodge’s formative years, the three most active members of the Frankfurt Judenloge were Frankist-influenced: Sigmund Geisenheimer, Michael Hess (1782-1860) and Justus Hiller. They were also leaders in the liberal Jewish Reformist movement. Michael Hess was hired by Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812) as a tutor for his children. Geisenheimer was Mayer Rothschild’s head clerk. Thus, the spirit and mentality of Frankism received a large boost from the richest family in Europe. Incidentally, 29 out of 58 of Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s grandchildren married first or second cousins.

The union between the secret societies of Illuminism and Freemasonry was sealed in 1782 at the Congress of Wilhelmbad. The other movement that was brought forth at the Congress was pro-Semitism, or the emancipation of the Jews. This, of course, included opening up the Masonic Lodges to them. The Illuminism headquarters was relocated to Rothschild centre of Frankfurt at the same time. Curiously, this new movement corresponded with the rise of the Sabbattean-Frankist influenced House of Rothschild, as well as the Jewish families Oppenheimer, Wertheimer, Schuster, Spreyer and Stern in Frankfurt.

Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab

Upon his expulsion from 'Uyayna, Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab was invited to settle in neighboring Diriyah by its ruler Muhammad bin Saud. After some time in Diriyah, Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab concluded his second and more successful agreement with a ruler. Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab and Muhammad bin Saud agreed that, together, they would bring the Arabs of the peninsula back to the “true” principles of Islam as they saw it. According to one source, when they first met, bin Saud declared:

“This oasis is yours, do not fear your enemies. By the name of God, if all Nejd was summoned to throw you out, we will never agree to expel you”.

Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab replied:

“You is the settlement's chief and wise man. I want you to grant me an oath that you will perform jihad against the unbelievers. In return, you will be imam, leader of the Muslim community and I will be leader in religious matters.”.

The agreement was confirmed with a mutual oath of loyalty (bay'ah) in 1744. Ibn Abd al-Wahhab would be responsible for religious matters and Ibn Saud in charge of political and military issues. This agreement became a “mutual support pact” and power-sharing arrangement between the Al Saud family, and the Al ash-Sheikh and followers of Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab, which has remained in place for nearly 300 years. The pact marked the emergence of the first Saudi state, the Emirate of Diriyah. By offering the Al Saud a clearly defined religious mission, the alliance provided the ideological impetus to Saudi expansion. Saud's forces then expanded the Salafi influence to most of the present-day territory of Saudi Arabia, eradicating various popular practices they viewed as akin to polytheism and propagating the doctrines of ʿAbd al-Wahhab.

Historical accounts of Wahhab also state that “Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab saw it as his mission to restore a purer and original form of the faith of Islam. […] Anyone who didn't adhere to this interpretation were considered polytheists worthy of death, including fellow Muslims (especially Shi'ite who venerate the family of Muhammad), Christians and others. In 2010, Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz at the time-serving as the governor of Riyadh said that the teaching of Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahab was pure Islam, and said regarding his works, “I dare anyone to bring a single alphabetical letter from the Sheikh's books that goes against the book of Allah … and the teachings of his prophet, Mohammed.”.

House of Saud

An Iraqi intellegence report documented that both Abdul Wahhab, and his sponsor, ibn Saud, who founded the Saudi dynasty, were of Jewish origin (from Donmeh Jews from Turkey). The House of Saud linked with Wahhabism through marriage of Bin Saud’s son, Abdul Aziz, with al-Wahhab’s daughter in 1744 with goal to unify the Arabian Peninsula and to spread a more surface view of Islam embodied by Wahhabism.

“We, The Saudi Family, are cousins of the Jews: we entirely disagree with any Arab or Muslim Authority which shows any antagonism to the Jews; but we must live together with them in peace. Our country (ARABIA) is the Fountain head from where the first Jew sprang, and his descendants spread out all over the world”.

Hafez Wahbi, The Saudi Legal Adviser, in his book entitled: “The peninsula of Arabia” said King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, who died in 1953, had said:

“Our Message (SAUDI MESSAGE) encountered the opposition of all Arab Tribes; my grandfather, SAUD AWAL, once imprisoned a number of the Sheikhs of MATHEER Tribe and when another group of the same tribe came to intercede for the release of the prisoners, SAUD AWAL gave orders to his men to cut off the heads of all the prisoners, then, he wanted to humiliate and derogate the interceders by inviting them to eat from a banquet he prepared from the cooked flesh of his victims whose cut off heads he placed on the top of the food platters!! (But they) became so alarmed and declined to eat the flesh of their relatives; and, because of their refusal to eat, he ordered his men to cut off their heads too”.